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Michael Alletto
2005-02-25, 15:19
http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4933903950.html

Scroll down to the pictures of the web interface. Does it look like
slimserver to anyone else? And they are charging $70 for the software
only. If they are really using slimserver but modified can they
really charge for it?

mherger
2005-02-25, 15:25
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 16:19:28 -0600, Michael Alletto <malletto (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
wrote:

> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4933903950.html
>
> Scroll down to the pictures of the web interface. Does it look like
> slimserver to anyone else? And they are charging $70 for the software
> only. If they are really using slimserver but modified can they
> really charge for it?

....and have a look at the "Java interface". They did not even change the
name on the screenshot...
http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_java.html

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Michael

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Michael Peters
2005-02-25, 15:30
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 16:19:28 -0600, Michael Alletto <malletto (AT) gmail (DOT) com> wrote:
> http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4933903950.html
>
> Scroll down to the pictures of the web interface. Does it look like
> slimserver to anyone else? And they are charging $70 for the software
> only. If they are really using slimserver but modified can they
> really charge for it?

Yes - if they provide the source to their customers (which they do if
it is perl)

[mpeters@devel ~]$ rpm -qi slimserver |grep "License"
Size : 21244838 License: GPL
[mpeters@devel ~]$

That means anyone can modify it (or not) and sell it - as long as they
comply with the GPL - which means they make the source available to
anyone they distribute it to.

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http://mpeters.us/

kdf
2005-02-25, 15:31
Quoting Michael Herger <slim (AT) herger (DOT) net>:

> On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 16:19:28 -0600, Michael Alletto <malletto (AT) gmail (DOT) com>
> wrote:
>
> > http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4933903950.html
> >
> > Scroll down to the pictures of the web interface. Does it look like
> > slimserver to anyone else? And they are charging $70 for the software
> > only. If they are really using slimserver but modified can they
> > really charge for it?
>
> ...and have a look at the "Java interface". They did not even change the
> name on the screenshot...
> http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_java.html
>
I dont think GPL really stops anyone from taking and selling. It does, however,
require source be available for download on request.

-kdf

Michael Peters
2005-02-25, 15:33
On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 14:31:00 -0800, kdf <slim-mail (AT) deane-freeman (DOT) com> wrote:

> I dont think GPL really stops anyone from taking and selling. It does, however,
> require source be available for download on request.
>

I think they only have available to make it available to those that
they have distributed the product to (customers), but I'm not
positive.

--
http://mpeters.us/

momerath
2005-02-25, 15:39
I think if they are distributing the code outside their organization
(whether selling it or allowing download), they have to make their
source available upon request (by anyone). Even if they only have to
make it available to customers, it must be supplied under the GPL,
which would allow those customers to pass it on. So if they actually
made any useful modifications to slimserver, we can all benefit from
them regardless of whether we are customers.

> I think they only have available to make it available to those that
> they have distributed the product to (customers), but I'm not
> positive.
>

Walter Wullschleger
2005-02-25, 15:40
.... it definitively looks like slimserver. check this out
http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_mp3beamer.html and softsqueeze screenshot on
their product page http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_java.html

it seems that MP3Beamer is using slimserver as the core streaming
server. Even port 9000 is used. I did not find any hint or link to
slimserver and slimserver is not mentioned on their page. Is that allowed?

Walt

Michael Alletto wrote:

>http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4933903950.html
>
>Scroll down to the pictures of the web interface. Does it look like
>slimserver to anyone else? And they are charging $70 for the software
>only. If they are really using slimserver but modified can they
>really charge for it?
>

Michael Alletto
2005-02-25, 15:46
I didn't even notice the softsqueeze string in that screenshot
originally! Geez, pretty crappy to do that without giving credit
where credit is due.


On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 23:40:41 +0100, Walter Wullschleger
<walter.wullschleger (AT) swissonline (DOT) ch> wrote:
> ... it definitively looks like slimserver. check this out
> http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_mp3beamer.html and softsqueeze screenshot on
> their product page http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_java.html
>
> it seems that MP3Beamer is using slimserver as the core streaming
> server. Even port 9000 is used. I did not find any hint or link to
> slimserver and slimserver is not mentioned on their page. Is that allowed?
>
> Walt
>
> Michael Alletto wrote:
>
> >http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS4933903950.html
> >
> >Scroll down to the pictures of the web interface. Does it look like
> >slimserver to anyone else? And they are charging $70 for the software
> >only. If they are really using slimserver but modified can they
> >really charge for it?
> >

Graham Scott
2005-02-25, 16:18
Michael Herger wrote:

> ...and have a look at the "Java interface". They did not even change the
> name on the screenshot...
> http://www.mp3beamer.com/ss_java.html

wow! my original softsqueeze interface. I did a big comedy double-take
when I clicked that link....